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Accommodation levels in Rio de Janeiro are anticipated to be at full occupancy during the conference. While it is not the responsibility of the United Nations to procure accommodation for the media, it should be noted that the Brazilian national organizing committee for Rio+20 has committed to blocking a minimum of 500 hotel rooms in Rio de Janeiro for media covering the conference. Costs must be covered by the media. For more details, visit: http://www.rio20.gov.br For information regarding room availability please contact: Terramar Travel Agency

Emails: reservas2@terramar.tur.br or reservas4@terramar.tur.br or reservas8@terramar.tur.br

Tel: (+55+21) 35120067 or (+55+11) 30142042 or (+55+19) 35145600

Media representatives must present their approval letter and copy rio20.hoteis@itamaraty.gov.br when requesting their accommodations.

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EU Climate Chief Seeks Doubling of Global Clean Energy at Rio
European Union Climate Commissioner Connie Hedegaard said countries meeting at a conference in June should pledge to double the share of renewable energy they use by 2030 and give all citizens access to sustainable power.

The nations also need to double the world?s energy efficiency, Hedegaard told reporters today in New Delhi.

World leaders will gather in Rio de Janeiro in June for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, known as Rio+20 in policy circles. The first conference in Rio in 1992, known as the Earth Summit, drew 108 heads of state and set up the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change to stabilize increasing greenhouse gas emissions.

?If we could have these targets accepted by the whole world in Rio, then we could make a substantial step forward,? Hedegaard said, declining to say whether promises made at the conference should be legally binding.

China and India have clashed with richer nations that are seeking to make the commitments at the conference enforceable. India?s Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan said today it will press richer nations to shoulder a larger burden so poorer countries that weren?t responsible for emissions in the past aren?t saddled with measures to combat climate change.
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